Multifunction SS20M-5AX

5-Axis Simultaneous Control, Lathe + VMC Performance

The SS20M-5AX multifunction machine combines the versatility of a 20mm automatic lathe with the functionality of a vertical machining center. Its 5-axis simultaneous control and ability to perform continuous cutting along the B-axis permit one set-up machining of complex parts.  Its powerful vertical tool spindle performs multi-angle operations on main or sub spindle workpieces.   

The SS20M-5AX provides a single set-up solution for complex-shaped and contoured parts that traditionally required multiple, sequential machining processes and frequent handling.  The SS20M-5AX performs continuous cutting along the B-axis, and adds C-axis control of the main spindle.  5-axis simultaneous control (C1, Z1, B1, X1. Y1) is possible.   

Eight efficient, powerful motors drive the main, back, and tool spindles; back rotary tool; tool magazine; B-axis indexer;  X1/ X2 operations, and Z1/Y1/Z2 operations.  The SS20M-5AX delivers all of the performance of a high-quality Tsugami lathe coupled with the incredible flexibility of a VMC style tool spindle and 24-tool ATC.    

Key Advantages include:  

  • 30,000 rpm Tool Spindle, Continuous B-axis - provides flexibility of a VMC without fixtures and blank material
  • Continuous B-axis cutting plus 5-axis Simultaneous Control (C1, Z1, B1, X1. Y1) is possible
  • Simultaneous Main (10,000 rpm) and Sub Spindle (12,000) Operations  slash cycle time
  • 24-Tool Automatic Tool Changer with direct ATC capability provides multiple tool options with secure tool changes, independent AC servo motor
  • ATC Located On Front Side of Machine for easy maintenance and tool changes
  • Dedicated Back Tool Post back-side processes may be overlapped with main spindle operations
  • Back Tool Post Operates  even when tool spindle is in change mode, increasing throughput
  • Back Spindle Turning and Milling of the workpiece, allowing the part to be made in one set-up
  • Fanuc 31i-B5 CNC              

Features: SS20M-5AX Multifunction Machine

Maximum Bar Stock     20mm

Tool Storage

24 Tool ATC 

Main Spindle Speed/Motor   200 – 10,000 rpm, 2.2 / 3.7 kW
Back Spindle Speed/Motor 200 – 12,000 rpm, 1.5 / 2.2 kW
Tool Spindle Speed/ Motor 300 – 30,000 rpm, 3.7 / 5.5 kW
Control    Fanuc 31i-B5
Weight 5,952 lbs, 2,700 kg
Width x Depth x Height 65 x 46.5 x 65.7”, 1650 x 1,180 x 1,670 mm




  • Turning Holder
  • Drilling Holder
  • Cut-Off Holder


At A Glance

SS20M-5AX at a Glance

Enjoy the legendary precision, speed, and accuracy of a Tsugami automatic 20 mm lathe coupled with the additional capability of a VMC all in one machine.  Simultaneous main and sub spindle machining, coupled with multiple-angle Tool Spindle processing opens up a new world of performance options.  The SS20M-5AX adds a continuous B-axis and C-axis control to the configuration of the B020M-II multifunction machine, enabling 4-axis simultaneous control.

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